Last newsletter, we highlighted the record breaking US solar market, now the global market is taking center stage. In 2016, the global PV market saw a 50% increase in installed solar from the year before. An astonishing 75 Gigawatts of solar capacity was installed around the globe, with the lion’s share of that installed in China and North America. To give some perspective, 75 GW is enough to power 15,000,000 homes. The record breaking year of 2016 brings total global solar capacity to 303 GW. More information and details from the International Energy Agency (IEA) report found here.
Rich has 15 years experience in electrical contracting, commercial PV solar installation and utility grid interconnection. He has managed the installation of over 15MW of PV, both commercial and utility scale, and has many years of experience in off-grid solar design and installation utilizing various battery technologies (Li-Ion, LFP & Lead Acid).
Prior to joining Spectrum, Rich held executive level positions at several large solar development firms. He is a Licensed C10 Electrical Contractor and General B Contractor.